Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Letting Go

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. Raymond Lindquist

Every once in a while, each of us thinks of something we'd like to have, be or do. But, oh, that box we've put ourselves in feels so familiar and safe. We've invented ways to cope and survive, and we know our way around. How could we possibly venture outside of the box and face the unknown? Have your ever thought of what might be keeping you from fulfilling some of your dreams?

Survival is not necessarily living. Living means letting go of ways that no longer serve you if you want to taste life as it's meant to be--if you want to see one of those dreams manifest in your life--or if you want your life to take on new meaning. We all want something, but we hold ourselves back by clinging to those safety nets in our head. And yes, they really are only in our head. We create our own illusion of what's safe and what isn't. Maybe new ways of doing things would serve you better and bring more rewarding experiences.

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers

If you decided to take the risk and step out of the box, you'd have to let go of some of those beliefs and feelings that have been keeping you from moving forward. This is new to me. I've never done anything like this before. My last failure still haunts me. I don't have what it takes. It's too scary.

Drop that sack of fear you've been carrying around on your back. Lighten your load, step out into a place you've never been and allow life to unfold. One foot at a time is okay. Like testing the water to see how cold it is. Maybe it's nice and warm and not threatening at all. You have abilities you've never used, so a trip outside the box may be a good place to find them.

I wish you exciting new discoveries.

Marilyn

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